5 string fretless E-C?
First thread post! So I've got GAS for a new bass, (dont we all?) and I am thinking about a 5-string fretless bass strung E-C. My question is : do they exist as a production model or would i have to contact a luthier? I prefer the bass to be 34 inch scale, ebony fingerboard so that i can use roundwounds and some kind of natural wood finish. Does anyone know of anything similar?
P.S. i live in Sweden and I am not looking to purchase right now, just want to see what my options are :)
|nostatic ||09-14-2013 01:29 PM |
|FretlessMainly ||09-14-2013 01:53 PM |
I had no problems, and performed no modifications in switching over to E-C on my Simmons Thorus FL. It all depends on how the nut slots are cut. Since you are moving to smaller gauges, your only issues will be whether the strings are too loose in the nut slots and/or whether they are sitting too low to allow the strings room to vibrate.
A decent tech or luthier should be able to remove, slot and replace the nut for relatively short money if it comes to that, but you may not need to go that route.
|spade2you ||09-14-2013 01:54 PM |
I don't know of too many basses that are sold E-C. Other than the nut, should be an easy conversion.
Thanks for the replies! I guess ill be looking for a normal 5-string and converting it to E-C.
|RickBlair ||09-14-2013 06:18 PM |
My Carvin LB75F was originally strung B-G but I re-strung it E-C because it works better for big band charts. I didn't have to change anything. I expected to have to adjust the truss rod but that wasn't necessary.
|onosson ||09-14-2013 06:27 PM |
I have a MusicMan fretless 5-string that was B-G when I bought it. I switched the strings over to E-C some time back, adjusted the bridge and truss rod but have never done anything with the nut, no problems there at all. C string is about a 32-gauge if I recall.
|Mojo-Man ||09-14-2013 11:29 PM |
Contact Stamburgh Musical Instruments.
Chris can build what you want at a good price.
His work is top shelf.
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